Society of Software Engineers
Type Club

The Society of Software Engineers (abbreviation: SSE) is a professional organization helping computing and engineering students in a variety of different academic topics. This group is considered part of the organization in the Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences.

The SSE was founded in 2000 as the Software Engineering Club as a mentoring organization. In 2002 they changed their name to the Society of Software Engineers.

The SSE has a lab in building 70 of the first floor, room 70-1670.


Principal Officers

The Principal Officers are leaders elected by the Society's members to direct the organization.

The current officer positions are:

Position Email
Vice President


The Committee Heads, referred to as officers, are responsible for the initiation and execution of ideas and discussions that further the goals of the Society, along with the primary officers.

The current committee head positions are:

Position Email
Student Outreach
Winter Ball
Public Relations
Lab Operations


The SSE also hosts many fun events throughout the year. The biggest event is the SSE Winter Ball where the GCCIS atrium is decorated, and the event is open to all RIT students.

Other events include camping, barbecues, movie nights, game nights, and laser tag.


The SSE maintains strong relationships with many companies and professional organizations. Many of the relationships exist through SSE alumni, who come back in order to specifically recruit from the club.

SSE also networks through a host of social events, which are intended to both bring together SSE members and to foster personal and professional relationships within the society. The most popular event, the annual Winter Ball, attracts students from a variety of different majors.

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More Information: Less notable projects and projects w/ no description should be removed. More notable projects like volumetric display, augmented reality sandbox, course planner, and more should be added. A link to the SSE projects website and GitHub pages should be added.
Date: 1/14/2018


NeoMusicus is a windows desktop application that alerts its users when new albums are released by your favorite artists. To provide easy support with existing music libraries, NeoMusicus shall be able to analyze your music library to build a suggested list of artists to track for new album releases. NeoMusicus aims to have its first product released by the end of fall quarter.
This project will create an SSE mentoring Q&A site which will allow people to ask questions about classes and the program. Only people approved to answer questions will be able to in order to avoid confusion and allow answers to be controlled without solutions to classwork being given out.
Building a Geocache
The SSE Geocache will be a multi-part puzzle cache located on the RIT campus. With multiple unique locations and challenging clues, the cache will be listed on and available to the public. The cache should be available to find by the end of the quarter.
Half-Life Wall
Project Description coming soon!
LED Marquee(LDAP Logging and Flagging)
The SSE has a marquee that we would like to display to the world. Though, as it has been show in the past, students cannot be trusted to freely post. In response to this, we have tried to have a filter that would replace known "bad words" with more PR-approved statements. This is a fragile and incomplete solution, but it was the best that the SSE could come up with in so short a time. What we need is a system that holds people accountable for what they say. This new system shall allow anyone with a DCE login to post a short statement to the marquee. The system shall flag any suspicious statements based on the old filter that an admin can view in a log at his or her convenience. An admin may ban a user from posting to the system if that user has repeatedly posted offensive words or phrases.
Rapid Development is a semi-regular event during the first weekend of some quarters in which a software project to designed and implemented during the one weekend. Beginning Friday after the SSE meeting, and going until Sunday night. Some projects have been successful but many have not. Some past projects have been SSE Pokemon, Ride the Bullet, Capture the Flag, Connect N, Scheduler, SSE Moniter, and Battleship
Distributed Project Management
--Spring 2010---
Making a project management tool to be located in the project repository. This tool would then perform merges and other functions
SSE Pokemon
--Winter 2010--
Recreation of Pokemon game using SSE members as the Pokemon. Still being developed under the name Night of the Living Pokemon.
Ride the Bullet
Capture the Flag
Connect N
SSE Monitor
Real time 2 Player Battleship game


The SSE holds weekly tech talks and crash courses as well as review session of request. The tech talks are generally about new technologies that members have worked with and want to share with the rest of the organization. The crash courses are 1 hour long introductions to various technologies and programming resources. The SSE also holds 2 hour review sessions before all tests open to all students. Of course you can go in at any time to receive help and you will get it.

SSE aims to further the education of SE undergraduates through our mentoring program. The society runs a mentoring lab, open throughout the week, in which students can receive walk-in academic assistance for all courses in the Software Engineering department's curriculum and many courses in the department of Computer Science. Designated student mentors are available during the week, but mentoring help is often given by many others in the lab as well.

Our mentoring committee holds review sessions before many software engineering and computer science course exams, giving students the opportunity to review and prepare for their exams. Students who attend the review sessions receive a practice exam which is taken and then thoroughly reviewed. We provide one-on-one assistance on individual topics. Students leave the review sessions with a strong confidence in their abilities and well prepared for their exams.[1]

Voices in Software Engineering

Voices in Software Engineering (ViSE) was an effort led by the Society in conjunction with the Department of Software Engineering at RIT. The goal is to bring exciting and influential leaders in the field of Software Engineering to RIT in order to engage with students and to promote academic and industrial progress in the field.

Our past speakers have included Alan Atlas giving a talk on Scrum, Bjarne Stroustrup giving a talk on C++0x, and Alan Clements giving a talk on AI.

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